Method and system synchronization of content rendering

DC CAFC
  • US 8,942,252 B2
  • Filed: 03/25/2013
  • Issued: 01/27/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/17/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method, comprising:

  • a master rendering device rendering a first content stream; and

    sending, from the master rendering device to a first one of a plurality of slave devices, a plurality of master rendering times indicative of statuses of the rendering the first content stream at the master rendering device at different times;

    wherein the first slave device is configured to smooth a rendering time differential that exists between the master rendering device and the first slave device in order to render a second content stream at the first slave device synchronously with the rendering of the first content stream at the master rendering device, wherein smoothing the rendering time differential includes calculations using the plurality of master rendering times.

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